Can you Trade Mark a Dish? Or When Can You Not Call a Pho a Pho or a Dirty Burger a Dirty Burger?

The two major elements of my life seem to be fusing rather publicly on Twitter at the moment. When I’m not wittering on about food and drink here on my blog I spend my days…

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Sanctum Soho

The Sanctum Hotel is billed as an “opulent 30 room boutique hotel” located just off Regent Street. Although flashy, it isn’t really opulent, its all fur coat and no knickers. It trades on a theme…

Bistro Union, Clapham

I love Adam Byatt’s first restaurant, Trinity, nestled away in Clapham’s Old Town. Good honest produce, cooked well. Bistro Union was his much heralded second opening on Clapham’s Abbeville Road just a stone’s throw away…

Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson

I seem to have acquired a bit of an afternoon tea habit in recent months. Served late enough in the day to pop open something fizzy, it always feels like something of a celebration. I…

Shrimpy’s Outside Grill, Kings Cross

Shrimpy’s is located a little way off the main thrust of the new Kings Cross complex and about a five to ten minute walk down York Road away from the station. Just as you’re wondering…